Adrian to Tweet Meetings
Ward One city councilor Ed Adrian will be tweeting live from city council meetings starting Monday. His twitter page is here: http://twitter.com/CouncilorAdrian
In related news, I just found out that I’ve been mixing up the Heisenberg uncertainty principle (the idea that the precision with which one can measure a particle’s position is inversely proportional to the precision with which one can measure its momentum) and the observer effect (the idea that the method by which something is observed changes what it’s observing).
How embarassing. For years I’ve been pontificating on the Heisenberg uncertainty principle as if it were the observer effect. Live and learn.
Is the observer effect absolute? Is it possible to observe something without changing it? Certainly not in Ed’s case. It’s a logical certainty that anything a councilor does in a council meeting changes the meeting. The question is will the change, will the effect of one councilor tweeting a meeting result in something beyond his own distraction?
Well Dude, we just don’t know.